Android’s Nearby Share for Windows PCs is Now Available

Google has recently extended the “Nearby Share” feature to almost all parts of the world, allowing users to easily share files between their Android smartphones and Windows PCs.

This feature was previously only available on Android smartphones but has now been expanded to PC users, providing a convenient and efficient way to transfer files between devices without the need for cables or complicated setup processes. So, if you’re looking for a hassle-free way to share files between your Android device and PC, be sure to check out the “Nearby Share” feature.

Nearby Share for Windows

It’s worth noting that initially, the “Nearby Share” feature was only available on PCs in the U.S. and select countries, with some countries excluded due to trade restrictions. However, the list of exceptions has significantly reduced, and now only includes Cuba, Iran, Syria, and North Korea, according to reports from Neowin. This means that users in most countries around the world can now take advantage of the convenient file-sharing capabilities provided by “Nearby Share” between their Android devices and PCs. If you’re in a country where the feature is available, be sure to give it a try and enjoy a hassle-free file transfer experience between your Android device and PC.

While the “Nearby Share” feature provides a convenient way to share files between Android devices and PCs, there are some limitations and requirements to keep in mind. Currently, the feature is still in beta and does not work on PCs with Arm processors. It is only compatible with 64-bit x86 CPU variants and Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems.

Users with Android smartphones older than version 6.0 may also experience difficulties using the feature. Additionally, it’s important to note that “Nearby Share” only works with PCs that have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules. Both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network and be within 5 meters of each other for the feature to work.

If your smartphone and computer are signed in to the same Google Account, you can use the “Nearby Share” feature to share data without confirmation. To download the “Nearby Share Beta for Windows” app, visit the official Android website. Keep these requirements and limitations in mind to ensure a smooth and successful file-sharing experience.

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